This is one of my favorite bars in Bangkok as I love the atmosphere. Set at the top of hotel muse, the Speakeasy oozes class with jazz music in the background, amazing food and drinks and you can even borrow a smokers jacket and fedora to accompany your cigar. I thoroughly recommend the ginger creme brulee as it was to die for! This is a great date place so if your in Bangkok and want to go somewhere a bit romantic but not cheesy this place is fab!
Located down a one way street near Chitlom station Pros: Great hotel for those who like more of a boutique vibe. The best thing about this hotel is the decor. Dark wood, black marble and gilded picture frames. This hotel makes you feel like you’ve stepped back in time to jazz, cigars and drinks a plenty. The breakfast is fantastic with a selection of sushi, fruits, american and Asian breakfast options as well as a separate salad and cheese section. It also has an espresso machine so you can have a decent coffee with your breakfast. I also felt very safe as unless you have a room key you can’t access any of the room floors. Muse also has a great Italian restaurant Medici in the basement as well as an amazing speakeasy bar at the top. The rooms are beautiful and the staff are very helpful.
Cons: Muse isn’t as close to the train station as some other hotels but they do have a free tuktuk that will drop you at the station. Also for some reason if you use the master switch to turn off the lights then you can’t turn any lights back on until you turn the master on. This is especially annoying when the switch is on my partners side and I want to use the bathroom in the middle of the night. There is only a power socket on one side of the bed. But these are only little gripes as this is probably one of my favorite hotels I’ve stayed in.
Located in the heart of the shopping district next to Gaysorn mall and Chitlom station.
Pros: Although a bit older the rooms are great, good attention to detail including a turn down service and a good supply of complimentary bathroom items. Great buffet breakfast that includes sushi, dumplings, a pork free egg station as well as american breakfast items. The convenience of the sky train is why I decided to stay there which is right outside! Cons: One of the more pricey hotels I’ve stayed at and I don’t think its any better than some of the more economical options. Room service food is terrible. Don’t bother. It has a very commercial vibe which I don’t like being such a large hotel.
Located in the heart of the shopping district in Bangkok and above platinum mall Novotel Platinum is a good option for those looking for an affordable hotel in the shopping district. Pros: Price, location to malls (above platinum mall, five minute walk to zen and central world, ten minute walk to sky train station chit lom, 15-20 minute walk to paragon mall and siam station), cleanliness and nice modern rooms. Con’s: Hotel can be a bit industrial, food wasn’t that amazing.
Being gluten free is relatively easy in Thailand if you stick to traditional food but every once in a while I crave something naughty which is why I squealed with delight when I found Veganerie. No eggs, milk, cholesterol, preservatives and most items are gluten free. This place is a haven for sensitive tummies like mine. They have a range of cookies, muffins and cakes and is easily located in the food hall Paragon shopping center. Be sure to get in quick as this place is incredibly popular. I tried the strawberry shortcake which was delish considering such a limited range of ingredients they have to work with.